RLST 152 - Lecture 14 - Paul as Missionary
Lecture 14 - Paul as Missionary
The New Testament and other texts provide us with many accounts of the Apostle Paul, some that contradict each other. Throughout the history of Christianity, Paul has assumed many different roles for different people. For the early Christians he was primarily a martyr. For St. Augustine, and later Martin Luther, he was a man interpreting the Gospel through his psychological struggle with guilt. The historical Paul seems to have been a man preaching an apocalyptic message to the gentiles.
Ehrman, Bart D. The New Testament: A Historical Introduction to the Early Christian Writings, pp. 291-323
Bible: 1 Thessalonians